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January 22, 2016

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Former star defensive spark plugs Jizreel Botat and Jersey Henry have both been signed to play their university careers with the Concordia Stingers. Here is the text from the Press Release from the Stingers.

Jizreel is seen in the photo flanked
by his mother Leo and Concordia
Defensive Coordinator Pat Donovan.
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Defensive co-ordinator Patrick Donovan is pleased to announce halfback Jizreel Botat from Vanier College will join the Concordia Stingers family for the 2016 football season. “He is a tremendous addition to our family,” Donovan said. “He’s a step-in player. He’s physical, athletic and he really understands the game. He’s also a leader and a great team guy.” Botat, who checks in at five foot nine, 180 pounds, comes out of the St. Laurent Minor Football Association where he played five years before joining the Vanier Cheetahs for three seasons.

The hard working, determined defensive back is a perfect fit for the family-focused approach of head coach Mickey Donovan and assistant head coach Patrick Donovan. “There are many reasons I chose Concordia,” Botat said. “I noticed coach Mickey and coach Pat are building a family, more so than other schools I talked to. Concordia is a program on the rise. The Stingers have come along way in a short time with the Donovans. I want to be a part of it and it makes me happy to be there.”

Jersey is seen in the photo with his
mother Patricia next to him, and
Defensive Coordinator Pat Donovan
and Stingers Head Coach Mickey
Donovan standing behind them.

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Defensive co-ordinator Patrick Donovan is thrilled to welcome Jersey Henry, another outstanding defensive back from the Vanier College football program, to the Concordia Stingers family. “I’m very excited to have Jersey with us,” Donovan said. “He has good size and exceptional athletic ability. He’s a fast defensive back who plays like a linebacker. He covers a lot of ground.”

Henry, a six-foot-one, 200-pound resident of LaSalle, Que., played both safety and halfback for the Vanier Cheetahs where he played Cégep Division 1 football the last two seasons. Previously he attended the Niagara Football Academy (now Canada Prep) and played youth football in the LaSalle and North Shore minor systems. Henry’s best 40-time is 4.58 (hand held) and his top vertical leap is 33 inches. He earns a lot of respect for his versatility as his athleticism allows him to excel at several positions. He will pursue his university career as a halfback/safety.

“Concordia feels like the best fit for me both academically and with football,” Henry said. “Basically the Stingers’ program is going in the right direction and I want to be a part of it. I also feel good about the coaches – Mickey Donovan (head coach), Pat Donovan and Nate Taylor (defensive backs coach).”


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